Dear Kenneth, my apologies for the long delay in expressing our thanks for the funeral service you conducted for my mother Grace.

We feel fortunate indeed to have had such a compassionate and caring celebrant to conduct Mum’s service. You offered kind and considerate words when you came to Dad’s home to plan the service and you treated us with great respect showing a deep understanding of our grief. Your suggested service order, the words to say and poems to use showed an appreciation of what our family wanted to express about Mum and her life.

The service that you wrote was a wonderful reflection of our expression of our feelings for Mum and the life she provided for all of us. This was in no small part due to your communication skills and advice, which lead to a service that ran smoothly and allowed us individually to reflect on our memories of Mum and her influence on each of us without having to concern ourselves about how we were going to communicate these feelings as you did it beautifully.

You were professional at all times and certainly made a very difficult time for us a little easier. The provision of a copy of the service for us to keep was very thoughtful.

Thank you again for your care and consideration at such an emotional time for our family.